Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Jeff Hamilton Trio Great American Songs Through The Years Capri 2015

 
One of the finest improvisational trio recordings you will find, a gem!
 
Brent Black / www.criticaljazz.com
 
Standards are sometimes viewed as a way to simply fulfill contract obligations or bang out a quick release for an easy check, not here. Jeff Hamilton's critically acclaimed trio is one of the finest and Great American Songs Through The Years is just that, fresh and inventive arrangements of some timeless classics. Some reviews write themselves and this is certainly one of those releases. A limited edition of 2500 copies available through Amazon or Capri Records revisits such classics as "The More I See You" and "All Or Nothing At All."
 
Why does the release work? Simple, this is a band and not a leader and a couple of afterthoughts. Pianist Tamir Hendelman and bassist Christoph Luty turn in some of their finest work yet as Great American Songs Through The Years while accessible to most jazz fans is deceptively subtle and eclectic in presentation. Jeff Hamilton swings like a beast!
 
Grab this one quick!
 
 
Tracks: Falling In Love With You; Tenderly; The More I See You; It Could Happen To You; Someone To Watch Over Me; Thou Swell; You Took Advantage Of Me; I Thought About You; All Or Nothing At All; How Long Has This Been Going On.